Newborn Portraits

Of all the types of portrait shoots we offer, newborns are the ones we feel the most responsibility to. This is a one-off opportunity for you to capture priceless memories, and they’re never available again! The ‘window’ is quite small, up to two weeks old, and after such upheaval it would be easy for some parents to neglect the opportunity. Please don’t miss it – these photos are genuinely priceless and irreplaceable.

We tailor the whole experience to your needs, by having ‘floating dates’ for the booking (who knows when the littlun will actually appear?) warming the studio to keep baby happy, and allowing time for feeding and changing as necessary means the session can easily take 2-3 hours.

The most important thing is to get the session done! You can always come back when things have settled down to chose the photographs, and even bring the grandparents to see your wonderful photographs.

“PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY SLEEP

LIKE A BABY USUALLY

DON’T HAVE ONE.”

LEO J. BURKE

  • Comfort & Safety are our primary concerns.
  • ‘Floating’ dates to around baby’s arrival.
  • Warm, private studio with kitchen/WC etc.
  • Relaxed sessions, there’s no hurry or time limit.
  • Award-winning Husband and Wife team.
  • Lots of props to personalise the session.
WHEN DO WE BOOK OUR NEWBORN SESSION?

Our advice is to book your newborn session after your 20 week scan. That way, we can reserve you a ‘floating,’ priority slot for your session, around 7 days after the due date, and then adjust it to suit you. We prioritise  newborn shoots above other sessions and enquiries, as the window is only 14 days or so from birth.

When you’re booked, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need about how to get the best from your newborn session.

HOW & WHEN DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY LITTLE ONE?

We usually find that photographing the newest family member is best from 7-14 days old (new!?) At this age, they’re still  sleepy and photograph beautifully. If baby arrives very early, of course, plans will change!

We usually photograph newborns during the week, so that we have more time, and Dad will still be on paternity leave.  Allow 2-3 hours for the session to allow for feeding, changing and settling the Little One down.  Teas and coffees are available, and you can relax and enjoy the session with no rush, no pressure.

We have lots of different colours of blankets and materials, and props to enhance the images – but do bring your own. Cuddly toys, clothes etc which are special to you will really personalise the session.

 

WHAT IF....?

…they want feeding? No problem, there’s time and privacy to feed them in peace.

….they have jaundice or flaky skin? Don’t worry, we’ll enhance the images using great lighting and retouching – they’ll look perfect!

…my baby won’t fall asleep? Not a problem, they usually do eventually, the studio is a warm and relaxing environment, we’ll put on soothing music and there’s plenty of time for mummy cuddles! 

CAN WE HAVE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS WITH THE BABY?

Of course! Bring along some smart clothes (ask us for advice if you’re not sure what to wear) so that we can shoot some images of you as a family – usually at the end of the session. If you already have children, we can include them as well, it may be worth getting them ‘delivered’ at the end of the session so they don’t have 2-3 hours to kill before they get involved!

BOOK YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION ONLINE TODAY

Our advice is to book your newborn session after your 20 week scan. That way, we can reserve you a ‘floating,’ priority slot for your session, around 7 days after the due date. We prioritise  newborn shoots above other sessions and enquiries as the window is only 14 days or so from birth.

When you’re booked, we’ll send you all the information you’ll need about how to get the best from your newborn session.

All you need to do then, is tell us when the little one has arrived, and we’ll arrange a time and date.

Newborn Portfolio

For anyone who is thinking of having pictures taken for a specific event/milestone or just for some nice shots Level Eleven is definitely the place to go.
After I found out I was pregnant I decided to speak with Russ and Emma to see if we could get some maternity pictures together. They made me feel so at ease and we’re so professional. The pictures they managed to create were absolutely beautiful and I just had to have a newborn shoot done too.

My baby was only 10 days old and the whole experience was just so lovely!! The pictures were SO beautiful!
They were so gentle and patient during the whole thing I cannot fault one bit!
I just want to say a massive thank you to the both of you for creating such lovely memories for my family and I. Xxx

DAN - MARCH 2020

Not only are Emma and Russ incredibly welcoming and lovely people, but they made us feel so comfortable. Their work is amazing!! Couldn’t be happier with our photos of our newborn Henry. Would definitely recommend. 5 stars!

JESSICA – AUGUST 2020